Campus Safety Officer

Posted on February 6, 2019

Position Available

Campus Safety Officer

Appointment Date

Full-Time Position available immediately


The Safety Officer will have a passion for serving students, faculty and staff and integrity in ensuring a safe campus environment.  Major responsibilities include patrolling facility or man post as instructed and serve as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and campus policy violations; detect suspicious activities and watch for criminal acts or campus policy violations at or near assigned post which may be a threat to the property, students or employees on campus; locking and unlocking campus buildings;report all incidents, accidents or medical emergencies; respond to emergencies, such as medical issues and community threats such as fire alarms and by following emergency response procedures.


Currently, a full-time position is available. The Campus Safety Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.This current position provides staffing coverage during overnights and during weekends; may be needed to rotate to different shifts for vacations and University events. Security patrols are 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Minimum Requirements

·         Must be at least 18 years of age or older and authorized to work in the United States

·         Must have a high school diploma or GED, or at least 10 years of verifiable employment history

·         1+ years of experience in related field/or bachelor’s degree in field.

·         Knowledge of crime prevention, liability and risk management as they apply to the safety and security fields, in particular to the needs of a university setting.

·         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing for the purpose of public interaction and report writing and an interest in being in collaborative service to a university community.

·         Personable and friendly demeanor along with the skills necessary to relate well with all types of people.

·         Basic computer skills.

·         Neat and professional appearance along with the ability to maintain a punctual timeliness in reporting to assigned/scheduled duties.

·         Position requires clear and accurate reporting (written and verbal), sitting and standing for long periods of time, lifting and maneuvering barricades, walking and, during an emergency situation, may require running.

·         First Aid and CPR certification courses may be required.

Preferred Requirements (in addition to above)

·         Experience in security, preferably in a University/College environment.

·         Experience with, or a working understanding of, fire codes or hazardous materials.

·         EMT training a plus.

·         Customer service experience a plus.


Competitive salary.


This position is eligible for the benefits package available to full-time employees of the University. 

Application Information

Send cover letter and résumé to or mail to:

Office of Human Resources


11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community:

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities

Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master’s degrees in Psychology, Education, and Business.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.